Westland, MI asked in Criminal Law, Libel & Slander and Internet Law for Michigan

Q: Is it possible to not know if you had a restraining order that was put on you 5 months ago in Michigan?

A woman I reported to the police in May made a tiktok video with me with my pics name and another females pictures accusing us of stalking her and talking to her man. She labeled me stalker no.1 with a restraining order she claims she filed 5 months ago. When I went to the police to complain about her they never mentioned a restraining order about me, I documented and made a copy of all the crazy messages she sent on tiktok but they did nothing. Now she is sharing this video of me trying to make me look bad. What rights do I have against this?

1 Lawyer Answer
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: If there were a restraining order - more technically called a PPO - the police should have told you when you reported this.

You can go to the circuit court in your county to see if one has been filed.

I suppose you could try to sue this person civilly - and you possibly have some cause to do so if the video shows or indicates what you say it does. It's unlikely anything criminal is happening, though, hence the police will unlikely do anything.

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